**10th Annual NS Air** Koa Nui Championship March 11 - 12

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Mar 11 2017 6:22 am
Mar 12 2017 6:22 pm
Etc/GMT-10
Event Description: 

Koa Nui course change
Start and finish in Hawaii Kai
Registration still at The Shack Hawaii Kai Saturday 7:30-9:00
Saturday only Long
Stage 1 - Marina Time trial
Stage 2 - Out and In or maybe up the Wall depending on the wind
Stage 3 (Sunday) - Maybe up The Wall
Short course is on Sunday only and will go up the wall
Kawaihoa -
Conditions are a blessing, but when you miss church your wind prayers can go unheard. And the body, as with church, neglect training and it ceases to perform miracles. But fear not those who paddle only when ke akua sends wind blessings. If you paddle in Hawaii, you should know about an area that is Hawaii's true paddling gem.
Where Koko Head greets the Kaiwi channel at the southern tip of Oahu, there is a sacred stretch of cliffs named Kawaihoa, known as "The Wall." It is truly Hawaii's natural bump brewery, and the only place on the island that generates ocean swell activity in the absence of strong winds. It's where Oahu's plunging sea cliffs meet rising and draining tides and swell energy from every direction. Add in heat and a slight onshore convection breeze and you've got a recipe for some fun bumps to paddle in. While the rest of the Island waters lay still and oil slicked, you can usually bet that Kawaihoa will gurgle up something.
And if not? Well we're paddlers so let's...

Posted by mkulukul on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:23pm

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